Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur and Priyanshu Painyuli are currently gearing up for their war drama film titled Pippa, a movie based on the life of Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta, a war veteran who fought during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.
Pippa helmed by Raja Krishna Menon and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur will showcase Ishaan as Brigadier Mehta, Mrunal as his younger sister, Priyanshu Painyuli as his elder brother, while Soni Razdan will play the role of their mother. The film will draw inspiration from Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta’s book titled The Burning Chaffees and will revolve around the heroic tank battle which took place in Garibpur in India.
As per a report on Pinkvilla, a close source revealed-
The film, set against the backdrop of the 1971 India-Pakistan war, will require multiple levels of prep. The actors’ reading sessions will begin in mid-August. They not only have to fully familiarise themselves with the Battle of Garibpur that forms the crux of the story but also have to physically prep from the first week of August to do justice to the combat and war sequences on camera.
Pippa will release in 2022 and I can’t wait to see this story of valour and strength unravel on screen!